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Meeting in the ASSIST center

Professionally managed, our ASSIST Learning Center (Academic Success Strategies through Inquiry, Self-Advocacy, and Technologies) offers skills based, individual academic support. The team is qualified to manage students with formal learning plans, and extends their reach through the coordination of our peer tutoring program.

ASSIST seeks to foster a growth mindset in our students while encouraging them to become self-advocates as they navigate the academic world here at Tabor.

Personal Advising

Each Tabor student works closely with a faculty advisor to select a course of study that is both challenging and appropriate. The advisor is often a student’s first stop for information or guidance, but students also meet frequently with their classroom teachers during faculty office hours to ask specific questions, discuss ideas, and brainstorm paper topics.

Faculty Office Hours

Faculty are available every day in their offices from 1:35 PM to 2:00 PM for guidance on projects or homework, or for further discussion of a class topic. They are also available to students during their free periods and during evening study hall by appointment.

Structured Study Hall

Boarding students have evening study hall in their dorms while day students who opt to stay on campus after dinner are welcome to study in the library or academic center. Grade 9 students also have structured study hall blocks during the academic day to help instill good study skills and habits and to help them better adjust to the rigors of our curriculum.

Peer Tutoring

Students may access peer tutors in most subjects during evening study hall or by appointment during the day. Students who are enrolled in advanced level courses serve as tutors and run this program with oversight through the ASSIST Learning Center.


Merrie-Beth Cleary

Merrie-Beth Cleary

Titles: Director of Academic Support
Degrees: B.A., Univ. of Vermont
M.Ed., Springfield College
Phone Numbers:
Work: 508-291-8525
Susan Kenny

Susan Kenny

Titles: ASSIST Center
Degrees: Morris County College
Phone Numbers:
Work: 508-291-8339